Eclipse was released in 2004 on Innova Recordings.

clarinet - Garrick Zoeter  |  violin - Vesselin Gellev

cello - Rebecca Patterson  |  piano - eric Huebner


This CD encapsulates Antares’ commitment to commissioning hot young composers while also giving credence to the Chicago Tribune’s claims of their “powerful virtuosity and striking razor-sharp ensemble playing.”

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Reviews


Gramophone Magazine

The New England-based ensemble have two things going for them: their instrumentation and a frealessly irrepressible energy. Both traits serve them well here. One would be hard pressed to find a better piece than John Mackey's Breakdown Tango for bursting out of the starting gate. The best thing about this collection is the gropup itself. Antares have the gift of making whatever they are playing seem the most important piece in the world. And as long as they keep playing, I'm tempted to believe them.

by Ken Smith


Splendid Magazine

The second movement of the multi-part "Eclipse" will be instantly accessible to fans of Canadian post-rock, as the agitation of the strings, woodwind and piano build in intensity to numerous orgasmic highs. As a special bonus, it culminates with a full-on Rachmaninoff-style chord-heavy piano assault. Other delights follow, including the playful "Dodecaphunphrolic" and the amazing, multi-part "Antares" suite. Yeah, they play music they commissioned that's named after them. Truly bad ass.

by Brett McCallon


The Juilliard Journal

Antares's debut recording makes a bold statement, featuring six colorful, eclectic, and often jazzy works... [Carter Penn's] music shifts through a kaleidoscope of moods and styles, from a manic ragtime number to a lilting cello melody to a tarantella riddle with musical allusions to spider bites. [Kevin Puts:] a shimmering minimalist work influenced by Asian music... John Mackey puts Antares through its paces, with two virtuosic, driving sections surrounding a sultry, klezmer-tinged tango.

by Brian Wise

 

Lieberson/Reynolds CD

Lieberson/Reynolds was released Sept 2010

New Focus Recordings

clarinet - Garrick Zoeter  |  violin - Jesse Mills

cello - Rebecca Patterson  |  piano - Eric Huebner


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Red River by Mason Bates was released x 2010

MSR Classics

clarinet - Garrick Zoeter  |  violin - Jesse Mills

cello - Rebecca Patterson  |  piano - Eric Huebner



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